The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities offers grants to support projects that provide access to the humanities for citizens in Louisiana. Our Rebirth grant stream offers awards that range from $500 to $5,000. Eligible projects include new and continuing scholarly research about Louisiana, public humanities programs that involve audience participation and discussion, documentary photography and radio projects, digital humanities projects including websites and online documentation of Louisiana history and culture, assistance with publication projects and humanities-based educational initiatives. Special emphasis is given to projects that generate new content that can be incorporated into 64 Parishes magazine.
Note: Rebirth grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities and will now require all applicants to register with SAM.gov.
The next Rebirth grant application will be open in summer July 1, 2019 and close August 30, 2019.
All LEH Rebirth Grants are subject to the same review process, which begins with the staff evaluating proposals prior to submitting them to the Grant Review Committee (GRC), which is comprised of LEH board members and Louisiana scholars. The GRC makes comments in four categories:
- Strength of humanities content;
- Outreach strategies;
- Partnerships with institutions, scholars and other humanities organizations;
- LEH priorities, including incorporation in 64 Parishes magazine, region of the state, and special audiences.
Grant payment is awarded in two installments, 75% at time of award and 25% after project evaluation is completed and approved by LEH staff.
For reference, download a PDF of a past Rebirth_Grant_Application.
It is strongly encouraged that potential applicants should read the General Application Guidelines before submitting.
Anyone with further questions about the application process for an LEH Rebirth Grant should contact LEH Grants Manager Christopher Robert at 504.620.2639 or email@example.com.
Click here for a list of recently funded Rebirth Grant projects.